Sunday, 13 June 2010

Graphicus Open Days

I had a VERY tiring but VERY inspiring day yesterday at Graphicus in Barnard Castle.  Graphicus is a wonderful craft shop which is very simply Crafting Heaven.  As it was an Open Day there were lots of demonstrations going on and I sort hopped between them all. 

Firstly there was Glenda Waterworth who owns Graphicus showing off their new Mermaid stamp plates and she was doing some absolutely AMAZING colouring with the Copic Ciao markers. 
Here are some of the wonderful samples Glenda made yesterday.

This is Lynn Robinson-Hunter.  She usually does loads of Ranger techniques on tags using distress inks.  However yesterday she was amazing people with an image transfer technique using Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back canvas.
Lynn places the sticky back canvas on to the front of the image.  Yes you read right.  It covers the image completely.  Then you burnish it and spritz the paper and rub it off the back of the canvas.  It is quite relaxing doing this or watching someone else doing it!

She was also doing a lot with beeswax.  This technique is wonderful!!!  If you'd like to know more about this technique there is a workshop running at Graphicus on Thursday 22nd July.  Details are available on the Graphicus websiteJust go to the tab on the left marked 'Book a workshop'.  These are pictures of the book boards that she made yesterday and Friday. Something along these lines will be made at the workshop. Please come along!

Lesley Wharton was also there doing demonstrations using Clarity Stamps and techniques as well as the new CD (which is gorgeous!!).  She was also using the new Mermaid stamps.

Judith Walton was demonstrating the Ranger Melt Pot using Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) to make jewellery.  She was using molds made with Mold 'n' Pour and filling them with UTEE and that is how the key was made in the picture.
It was a brilliant day, but I am paying for it now as I am exhausted.  I've been in bed all day and my legs are really hurting even though Graphicus kindly gave me a chair at each demo.  A big thanks to David for providing the food (and my extras for my tea!) and Carrie for giving me a lift there and back!


Phree said...

It looks like you had a wonderful day at Graphicus - thanks for sharing the piccys.

erasercarver said...

Great pics - glad you had a good day. Wish I'd had more time to stop and watch everyone's demos.

Junie57 said...

Hi Jill, those canvas creations are wonderful. Although exhausting, it must have been facinating. You don't mind feeling tired so much if you have built up some good memories. LOL June

craftimamma said...

Thanks for the pics Jill. It makes up a little bit for the fact that I couldn't be there. I did see those fabulous book boards last Friday (I was at the articulated tags workshop - brilliant) and they are absolutely stunnings. I can't wait for that workshop so see you there.

Lesley Xx

Jo said...

I really missed being there this time so it's so nice to see what everyone was up to. Those beeswax pieces are incredible. Thanks for reporting back to us.